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Erika Tymrak (left) and Kathryn Williamson both appear on the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.

Monday August 13, 2012Soccer All-Americans Erika Tymrak & Kathryn Williamson on 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

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Erika Tymrak (left) and Kathryn Williamson both appear on the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.

A pair of University of Florida soccer All-Americans - seniors Erika Tymrak (Bradenton, Fla.) and Kathryn Williamson (McKinney, Texas) are among the 38 players appearing on the Women's 2012 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List released by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) today. Florida is one of nine schools represented on the list with multiple players on the Watch List.

 

Considered the highest individual honor in intercollegiate soccer, the MAC's Hermann Trophy recipient is selected by Division I head coaches who are current NSCAA members. By November 29, the list will be narrowed to 15 semifinalists. Three finalists will be named December 6. They will be invited to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis on for a news conference on January 11, 2013, where the winner will be announced.

 

Last December, both Tymrak and Williamson were named NSCAA All-Americans. Williamson picked up her second career All-America honor in 2011 She made her second consecutive appearance on the All-Southeastern Conference first team as a junior. In 2011, Williamson started every contest at center back, playing the entirety of 23 matches. She led all Florida field players with an average of 87.04 minutes per match. This summer, she played with the W-League’s Ottawa Fury. The Fury won the W-League Championship on July 29 and Williamson was named the tournament’s MVP.

 

Tymrak earned NSCAA All-America second team honors as a junior. In 2011, she earned All-SEC first-team honors for the second consecutive year and made her third appearance on the NSCAA All-South Region team. She led Florida in 2011 with collegiate-highs for points (32) and goals (12) and finished second among the Gators in assists (8). In the final SEC standings, Tymrak stood third in points, shared third in goals and shared sixth in assists.

 

During the course of the 2012 regular season, Florida will face five other teams with players on the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List – Duke (2 players), Florida State (2), Georgia (1), North Carolina (1) and Texas A&M (1)

 

Florida is No. 21 on the NSCAA/Continental Tire preseason poll released Aug. 7. Soccer will again be the first Florida team to compete this season, as the Gators open the 2012 season this Friday when Miami comes to town. Match time is set for 7 p.m. at the James G. Pressly Stadium and admission is free. The first 1,000 fans receive fall sport key tags courtesy of SUN Sports

 

Friday’s match airs live on SUN Sports. The match can also be heard on ESPN 850, by simulcast on Cox Channel 946 (Gainesville/Ocala) or on www.GatorZone.com with Adam Schick calling the action.

 

 

2012 Women's MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

Caitlin Alves

Sr.

M

Hartford

Ludlow, Mass.

Natasha Anasi*

Jr.

D

Duke

Arlington, Texas

Audrey Bledsoe

Jr.

GK

Wake Forest

Cincinnati

Morgan Brian*

So.

M

Virginia

St. Simon's Island, Ga.

Chelsea Buckland

Sr.

F

Oregon State

Vancouver, British Columbia

Zakiya Bywaters

Sr.

M

UCLA

Las Vegas

Abigail Dahlkemper

So.

D

UCLA

Menlo Park, Calif.

Vanessa DiBernardo

Jr.

M

Illinois

Naperville, Ill.

Crystal Dunn

Jr.

M

North Carolina

Rockville Center, N.Y.

Christine Exeter

Jr.

F

Louisville

Pickering, Ontario

Adrianna Franch*

Sr.

GK

Oklahoma State

Salina, Kan.

Kelsey Haycook

So.

F

LaSalle

Point Pleasant, N.J.

Maya Hayes#

Jr.

F

Penn State

West Orange, N.J.

Ines Jaurena*

Sr.

D

Florida State

Charenton-le-Pont, France

Tishia Jewell

Sr.

F

Central Florida

Satellite Beach, Fla.

Julie Johnston*

Jr.

M

Santa Clara

Mesa, Ariz.

Maegan Kelly

Jr.

M/F

Marquette

Kansas City, Mo.

Kaitlyn Kerr

Jr.

M

Duke

Bensalem, Pa.

Nadia Link

Sr.

F

Long Beach State

Walnut, Calif.

Lindsi Lisonbee

Sr.

D

Brigham Young

Park City, Utah

Bry McCarthy

Sr.

D

West Virginia

Ajax, Ontario

Tiffany McCarty*

Sr.

F

Florida State

Laurel, Md.

Kristen Mewis

Sr.

M

Boston College

Hanson, Mass.

Caroline Miller

Sr.

F

Virginia

Rockville, Md.

Kelley Monogue

So.

F

Texas A&M

McKinney, Texas

Christine Nairn

Sr.

M

Penn State

Arnold, Md.

Alexa Newfield

Jr.

M

Georgia

Atlanta

Christabel Oduro

Jr.

F

Memphis

Brampton, Ontario

Emily Oliver

Jr.

GK

Stanford

Flossmoor, Ill.

Michelle Pao

Jr.

D

Pepperdine

Cupertino, Calif.

Erin Quinlan

Jr.

GK

Hartford

Saugus, Mass.

Katie Stengel*

Jr.

F

Wake Forest

Melbourne, Fla.

Mallory Schaffer*

Sr.

M

William & Mary

Allison Park, Pa.

Erika Tymrak

Sr.

M

Florida

Bradenton, Fla.

Becca Wann

Jr.

F

Richmond

Chesterfield, Va.

Renee Washington

Jr.

M

LaSalle

Ewing, N.J.

Colleen Williams

Sr.

F

Dayton

Titusville, N.J.

Kathryn Williamson

Sr.

D

Florida

McKinney, Texas

* 2011 Hermann Award Semifinalist
# 2011 Hermann Award Finalist

 

 

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